Tissue Salt #12 - Silica

A cleanser and eliminator, Silica is found in the hair, skin, nails, periosteum, and nerve sheath, and a trace amount is found in bone tissue. Silica will help push things out of the body and break up pathological accumulations - think pus, boils, slivers, planter warts, and styes. It is a great treatment for tonsillitis when pus has formed on the tonsils. Nails that are brittle, soft, weak that split, or hair that has lost its shine or brittle with split ends will benefit from Silica. 

There are some facial signs to look for in someone with a Silica deficiency. These folks may have burst veins in the whites of the eyes, have a shine to the face (seen frequently on the forehead near the hairline), wrinkles in the corners of the eyes, on the forehead and cheeks and in front of and parallel to the ears. They will also have vertical lines above the upper lip, deep laugh lines and crow's feet, and shrunken upper eyelids and/or eye orbits. [1]

In an acute situation that is severe such as a toothache, tonsillitis, with pus formation, painful mastitis or inflammation of the skin with a yellow discharge as an adult you would want to take 2-3 tablets every 30-60 minutes until the pain or symptoms subside. You can give children 1-2 tablets and infants 1 tablet. In an acute moderate situation with bearable pain, you would take 2-3 tablets every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside.

You can also take tissue salts to treat chronic conditions. With a chronic condition, such as acne, sty's, ulcer formation, brittle nails or hair etc. you would take 2-3 tablets, 2-3x per day for 5 weeks, or you can even finish the full bottle. Taking little breaks is important so the body does not develop a tolerance. In this situation, you would take the tissue salt either for 5 days on with 2 days off, or for 3 weeks on with one week off over many months.

When taking tissue salts, tip the tablets into the lid and drop them into your mouth. Avoid touching the cap to your mouth. It is also important to try to avoid food for 10-20 mins before and after taking the salts and take away from coffee or mint products as it will not be absorbed as well.  


You can find more information on the power of Homeopathy HERE

You can learn about other Tissue Salts HERE


Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Keep out of reach of children.

Claims are made from traditional homeopathic references, not scientific evidence.

*Adapted from: Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies by David R. Card

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